Autumn's here, so it's time for big books
With summer over, publishers are starting to roll out their heavyweight titles. The Frankfurt Book Fair is just around the corner, and book shops are getting ready for their busiest season. Having carefully planned a range of titles that includes memoirs, cookbooks and thrillers, the book business is looking forward to making some money.
Condoleezza Rice, the former US secretary of state, has written a memoir about her family and childhood in Alabama, titled Extraordinary, Ordinary People. In early November, her ex-boss, George W. Bush, will present his memoir, Decision Points. Larry Norton of the Borders bookstore chain told The New York Times that it will be "the biggest book of the season". But both could be outsold by the latest work by star Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, Obama's War.
For those who'd prefer to read about sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, Life, a memoir by Keith Richards, and Decoded by Jay-Z should do the trick. Then, there are new novels by Ken Follett and Tom Clancy, a cookbook by Jamie Oliver, another collection of funny stories by David Sedaris and a collection of letters written by Marilyn Monroe.